240 – ‘P’ is for Plugins

'P' is for Plugins - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #240

WordPress plugins… there are so many to choose from, but it’s perhaps the fact that they exist that makes WordPress the huge success that it is. So what’s the point of a plugin and how do they differ from themes. Will blocks be a replacement in the future? We get into the subject of what are the ‘essential’ plugins that we think every WordPress site needs and which ones we have earmarked as our favourites. This discussion could have gone on for hours, but thankfully it didn’t! Find out what we think about WordPress plugins in the podcast today…

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235 – Use Newsletter Glue to create great emails… with Blocks!

Use Newsletter Glue to create great emails... with Blocks! - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #235

If you’re creating newsletters for your content and you use WordPress, put that quill down and check out the podcast today. Newsletter Glue is a really great blocks product that I’m sure many of you are going to love. TL;DR you can create all your blog posts and emails at-the-same-time in the WordPress Block Editor. It’s a huge time saver. Write once, publish on the web and to your list at the same time. It works with all the major email providers and I’m honestly loving using it. Not only that, but the WP Builds folk are going to get 15% off the plugin – check out the post for details. This is one not to miss and your email sending clients will love it too. Check out the podcast…

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234 – ‘M’ is for Menus

'M' is for Menus - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #234

Menus are really rather important, although really underrated. They are, after all, the way that we make our way around the websites that we visit. So how should we think about them? At what point to they get discussed (if at all) in the website building process? There’s more than you might think to this conversation… what type of menu works best, how do we add accessibility options into our menus, how do we create our menus and are we going to be using the new capabilities when WordPress’ Full Site Editing enables us to handle the styling of our menus in WordPress core? Have a listen to the podcast and don’t forget to drop a comment if you think that we got anything wrong! Go listen…

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222 – ‘G’ is for Gutenberg

'G' is for Gutenberg - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #220

Gutenberg is here to stay, and love it or hate it, it’s going to be a feature of WordPress for years to come. On the podcast today David and Nathan discuss Gutenberg and what they think of it. It’s certainly getting better over time, and as a pure text editing tool, it’s now pretty great. However, it’s got ambitions to become a Full Site Editing (FSE) tool in the near future and that path collides with current Page Builders. So is it a useful alternative to them, or are you not convinced? Perhaps you can see that the roadmap makes it worth keeping an eye on, perhaps you’re already using it to build your WordPress websites? Listen to the podcast today and let us know what you think of Gutenberg…

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